Day: November 24, 2019

Workers on scaffolding

Actively Caring for People: the Critical Component of Behavior- Based Safety

What does actively caring for people (AC4P) mean in the workplace? Consider the difference between “caring” and “acting.” No one wants to see an individual get injured on the job. This is caring. Yet, when workers are asked to muster the courage to offer advice to a peer who is working at-risk and could be …

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Workers explaining 811

One-Year Dig Ticket: California’s Common Sense Approach to Safety for Farmers

CALIFORNIA STANDS OUT as the nation’s top agricultural producer, with 77,500 farms spanning 56 of its 58 counties. Like most other states, however, few farmers use the free “Call Before You Dig” service. The newly-created California Dig Safe Board aims to change that through a series of new safety regulations. When the state’s safe digging …

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Learning YOUR Way: Infrastructure Resources (IR) offers Educational Opportunities through a Variety of Formats

“Most people learn through a variety of stimuli ” Most of us recognize that people learn in different ways. The VARK model places learning into four primary categories: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. Auditory learners remember information best in a lecture format, while kinesthetic learners learn best through hands-on activity. Visual learners are those most …

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Public Awareness

Annual Excavation-Related Damages to Underground Facilities Increased from 2017 to 2018, According to Latest CGA DIRT Report ———————————————————————— Increased damages reinforce the importance of continued investment in damage prevention education and training Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-driven organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, announced its …

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Can You Dig It? Day of the Dozers Breaks $250K in Total Donations!

For the seventh year, Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) hosted the Day of the Dozers charity event and raised $59,657 for Children’s Minnesota. Over the course of these seven years, MUCA has raised a total of $257,454 in donations to support families struggling with childhood healthcare issues. The funds raised support Children’s Child and Family …

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Workers on dig site

Planet Underground Events 2019

The Roundtable Live! August 8, 2019 planetunderground.tv/the-roundtable-live-2019 ON AUGUST 8, Planet Underground held its second 811 Day celebration, known as The Roundtable Live!, a groundbreaking outdoor jobsite event featuring nearly 500 professionals from across the damage prevention industry engaged in safe excavating practices at our headquarters in Manteno, Illinois. Attendees could view, listen, share and …

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2020 CGA Communications Plan released in December

CGA IS GETTING ready for 2020! This December, CGA will release its new Communications Plan and Calendar to guide stakeholders in their efforts to promote the 811 message and other damage prevention practices throughout the next year. The 2020 Communications Plan will feature a calendar with daily, weekly and monthly tasks, as well as artwork …

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Save the Dates for CGA’s 2020 Committee Meetings!

THE COMMON GROUND ALLIANCE (CGA) invites its members to join us for our 2020 committee meetings. Please save the dates for the meetings below, and visit www.CommonGroundAlliance.com for more information and to register. January 28, 29, 2020 St. Petersburg, FL Educational Programs Committee only March 23-24, 2020 As part of the Excavation Safety Conference & Expo …

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Canadian Perspective – Call or Click. A Question of Safety

I was approached in August 2018 by Mike Sullivan, President of Alberta One-Call (AOC) and holder of various Damage Prevention seats, with an interesting query. Mike asked me (at least in my memory) something approximating, “Joe, you are the handsomest and smartest guy we’ve got. Also, is there a way to determine which is safer: …

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